Matthew D.

  • Joined July 2015

Freelance marketing director and designer who loves working with entrepreneurs and small businesses

  • Washington, D.C., DC, United States
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Matthew D.
Washington, D.C., DC, United States



My early training was in a design-intensive architecture school. In addition to working at architect offices, I spent a year working as the creative director for a sunglasses startup in DC. I'm now venturing out on my own in the digital design space.

Work history

Chief Marketing Officer
I began as a freelance graphic designer and worked my way up to creative director and then CMO. I led all efforts to support sales and curate marketing strategies.
Studio Laan
Project Architect
I worked to develop architectural drawings and presented them to clients. I was also involved in construction administration to insure on-time delivery of quick renovation projects.


Not seeking work


  • Available evenings and weekends


  • Can work 15hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1-3 months


What I read

I like to read about controversial philosophical topics like polyamory (Sex at Dawn), child abuse (Alice Miller), self-esteem (Nathaniel Branden), classical liberalism (Murray Rothbard). I'm also an avid Game of Thrones reader.

Side projects

I manage a blog and philosophy podcast daily. I have also given speeches on design, marketing, and freedom for small and medium size audiences.